Congratulations to our 2020 NeASTA Outstanding Teacher Awardees!
NE ASTA is proud and privileged to honor your dedication, commitment, and passion!
Congratulations to our Special Project Grant recipient!
Jordan Willis is the winner of our special projects grant. He will be presenting "Celebrating Underrepresented Composers, A Collborative Recital Project" at the national ASTA conference. He and Dr Mary Perkinson will discuss the process from conception to execution of a recital that celebrates marginalized groups. You won't want to miss it--(Hint--Early bird/member pricing is only $175 and the all-virtual content will be available for 30 days!!)
NeASTA State Solo Competition Results
Nebraska ASTA is pleased to announce the following winners in our fourth biennial State Solo Competition, held on Saturday, October 26, 2019:
1st Place - Sage Maleki, violin
2nd Place - Tessa Priesman, violin
3rd Place - Lucas Li, violin
1st Place - Libby Meade, viola
1st Place - Xun Xu, violin
2nd Place - Anthony Nesland, violin
Congratulations to all who performed!
Sight Reading Session!
Nebraska ASTA members got the school year off to a great start with a lively sight reading session at Sharon North Jones Studios, in Millard. Tom Miller, head of the string department at SNJ, graciously provided music from his upcoming repertoire selections, ranging from Grade 1 to 3.5, at OPS Buffet Middle School, along with a scoring sheet. From "International Tunes" to "Super Heroes" and "Creepers at the Castle” we all agreed that this is a very cool time to play strings!!! Critiques from participants helped us reflect on best choices for our own ensembles.
NE ASTA members represent NE at the collegiate and professional levels in Albuquerque, NM in March 2019.
Congratulations to Dr. Karen Becker and Nissa de la Torre on their presentations, to Dr. Mary Perkinson and Dr. Matthew Brooks on their poster presentations, and to Melissa Holtmeier for being invited to present a Yoga for Musicians class!
This is the winner of the NeASTA Fiddle Tune Composition Competition from 2018!